Utopia Bassist Kasim Sulton To Play First Ever ‘Drive In Concerts’ in New Hamphsire (interview)
Kasim Sulton was in the middle of his tour presenting the music of Utopia in March when everything came to a “screeching halt.”
“Then we wound up coming back home, and we’ve been home ever since.” he tells 1071 The Boss mid-day host Michele Amabile.
Fast forward two months, and now Sulton–who has performed alongside Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, Hall & Oates, Joan Jett, and Blue Oyster Cult–is happy to report his time in musical quarantine is coming to an end.
Sulton is set to perform a special Memorial Day concert May 23 in a historic moment for fans thirsting to hear live music again with the “Tupelo Drive-In Experience,” a drive-in concert venue organized by the owners of the Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, New Hampshire. Future shows include appearances by Glen Burtnik and his band, The Weeklings, and Gary Hoey, among others.
“I have played at this venue a bunch of times over the years….I’ve played there with Todd Rundgren, I played there with Blue Oyster Cult, I know The Tubes have played there,” he said. “It’s a great place to play.”
The owner of the hall made a decision to utilize the venue’s large parking lot to build an outdoor stage, install a Meyer Sound System, secure a golf cart for food deliveries that attendees can order from their phones, and set up a three-camera shoot for fans watching virtually at home.
Sulton is set to play two sets–noon and 3 p.m.-and tickets sold are priced at $75 a car load.
“I jumped at the chance,” Sulton said. “There is no way I am not going to do this.”
The venue rolled out the series last Saturday, and is planning more events to take place every Saturday throughout the summer.
Sulton called into 1071 The Boss to talk about the event, the possibility of how this can be utilized in New Jersey, and what he has been doing to keep busy in quarantine.
“For me, it’s so great to be performing live music again,” he said.
To watch, look online at TupeloMusicHall.com